Archive for the ‘Geoff Geib’ Category


Can Any Show Survive Jumping the Shark?

             Jumping the shark is the ultimate death knell for any television show, the surefire, single-phrase description that lets everyone know the expiration date on the milk carton has come and gone.  For those few who don’t instantly recognize the phrase, it was born decades ago from Happy Days when Fonzie was on waterskis and literally […]


Guilty Pleasures and the Films of Robert Rodriguez

            Film critic Pauline Kael famously once wrote/said[1], “Movies are so rarely great art, that if we cannot appreciate great trash, we have very little reason to be interested in them.”  One man’s treasure is another man’s Indiana Jones and the One With the Alien Ending, and so in honor of all the great trash […]


I See Dead People

I promise this is not about baseball.  For those who have zero interest in sports, please bear with me for four sentences.  Middle relief pitchers are undervalued.  There is this absurd belief that the ninth inning is somehow more important than the sixth, when in reality the question of whether to use your best pitcher […]

That Hurt.

Brad Pitt is a movie star.  Brad Pitt has, on at least once occasion, worn a sweater[1].  That is the extent of my personal knowledge of Brad Pitt, but it does not even begin to adequately reveal the man’s nature in any real sense, nor even within the media-created identity that is presented to us.  It’s […]


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